The Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability was established in IGF 2007 to facilitate interaction and ensure that ICT accessibility is included in the key debates around Internet Governance in order to build a future where all sectors of the global community have equal access to the Information Society. DCAD has organized workshops and activities at every annual IGF event since 2007.
DCAD developed a DCAD Accessibility Guidelines to provide guidelines to the IGF Secretariat on how to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities (include age related disabilities) of IGF meetings and to include accessibility for persons with disabilities into internet governance discussion.
To contribute to ‘intersessional work of IGF’, DCAD submitted the DCAD Accessibility Guidelines - Version 2 (2014) for public review and received comments (mostly editorial).
The DCAD meeting in IGF 2015 will be an opportunity for DCAD members to share information on their activities, discuss the DCAD action plan for the future and revise the DCAD Accessibility Guidelines taking into consideration of public comments received.
Links to DCAD work
DCAD homepage: http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/accessibility/dcad/Pages/default.aspx
DCAD in IGF’s website section on DCs (http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/accessibility/dcad/Pages/default.aspx).
Draft Agenda of DCAD meeting in IGF 2015
Opening remarks and welcome
Approval of the Agenda
Review of the accessibility facilities at IGF 2015
Review of IGF 2015 registration, transport and hotel accommodation
Review of to the Internet facilities and connectivity
Revision of the DCAD Accessibility Guidelines: lead editor (Francesca Cesi Bianchi)
Review of IGF 2015 remote participation
Preview of the accessibility related events in IGF 2015
Review of DCAD activities since IGF 2014